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Manager, Transportation Strategy - Supplier Performance

Date:  Jul 18, 2021

Ripley, TN, US, 38063

Req ID:  21372
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Provides the resource to manage Parts Operations transportation strategies and business plans. Key responsibilities include: the negotiation and management of air/surface contracts for inbound routes from global transportations providers and regional warehouse locations. Manages Accounts payable focused on supplier payment. Additionally, manages purchasing of indirect goods and supplier performance. 




  • Responsible for $45M of transportation expenditures (200,000,000 pounds) annually
  • Negotiates and manages relationships with 80+ air and surface transportation providers to service 8 KAC United States locations, 2 Canadian locations
  • Ensures the on time payment to 2,000 suppliers and $500m in spend per year
  • Responsible for the performance of 2,000 suppliers to deliver and fulfill orders on time

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Establishes and implements Parts Operations transportation strategies and annual business plan.
  • Negotiates contracts with transportation providers and brokers that support the transportation strategies.
  • Manage overall shipment flow from the Central Warehouse to the Regional Distribution Centers as well as from the Regional Distribution Centers to the Distributors.
  • Collaborates with Komatsu Logistics on global transportation strategies.
  • Ensures on time payment to suppliers and tracks invoice aging.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to ensure on time delivery or parts and ensure pricing is correct.


  • Bachelors of Science in Logistics, Business or Management related field. Masters degree a plus.
  • 5-6 years’ experience in Logistics, Distribution, Materials or related fields.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills a must. Executive business acumen.
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 19), International Air Transport Association (IATA), and International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) certification.
  • Prior experience in a purchasing role where incumbent worked closely with suppliers.
  • Results and process oriented: change agent.
  • Professional level PC and mid-level ERP skills required.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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